Day Trips in Andaman and nicobar islands

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands Day Trips offer tourists plenty of sightseeing options, from great beaches to extremely beautiful marine life. There are a number of places to go from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Havelock Island

It takes a 3-4 hour boat trip from Port Blair to reach the stunning Havelock Island, the most visited tourist spot in Andaman. This island boasts mesmerizing sandy beaches, lush green forest, and colorful coral gardens. Radhanagar Beach, also known as Havelock’s "virgin beach," offers an amazing scenic view of nature in all its resplendence. A strange tranquility prevails over this beach, which attracts vacationers looking to get away from the city. Vijaynagar Beach, on the other hand, is best suited for scuba diving and snorkeling. The Elephant Beach at Havelock Island is one of the cleanest beaches on Earth, with corals that can be clearly seen from the surface.

Neil Island

Situated about 45 kilometers from Port Blair, Neil Island is known as the "vegetable bowl" of Andaman because of its vast green areas. Trekking through the dense forests of this island will add to your experience of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Besides, this island also has a host of beaches, including Laxmanpur, Bharatpur and Sitapur Beaches. This island is an ideal spot for spending a week or a fortnight swimming, snorkeling and camping.

Baratang Island

At a distance of 120 kilometers from Port Blair, Baratang Island is nestled between middle Andaman and South Andaman. This island is connected to Port Blair by road. Baludera Beach at Baratang Island is one of the most beautiful beaches in Andaman. It offers unique accommodation facilities in treetop huts located around the beach. A limestone cave is located about 8 kilometers from the jetty, and can be reached by boat. In the cave, you will see splendid stalactite and stalagmite rocks. Baratang is the home of only mud volcano in India. The volcano last erupted in 2003, throwing away mud and gases. The beautiful circular mound formations here will take your breath away.

Diglipur

Situated roughly 350 kilometers from Port Blair, Diglipur is a fascinating place which is famed as the largest producer of oranges and rice in Andaman. The only river of Andaman, Kalpong, originates from here. Saddle Peak stands tall in the middle of this place, and is a very good spot for trekkers. The whole hill is covered with lush green vegetation, and the walk through the forest will let you see many kinds of colorful birds like scarlet minivets and racquet-tailed drongo. Kalipur, the main town of Diglipur, has a nice beach for you to explore. Ramnagar Beach, on the other hand, is famous for turtle nesting during the months of December to February. Ross and Smith Island, only 30 minutes away from Kalipur, is a unique twin island connected via a sand bridge. You must do snorkeling and scuba diving here, as the color and the variations among the tropical fish seen here will definitely amaze you.

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March 22, 2010 new by ashmita

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